Metals/Materials News

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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Klein Steel Service's expansion leads to western New York site

November 6, 2007

Klein Steel Service Inc., Rochester, N.Y., a full-line steel service center, has taken over the former Gibraltar Industries warehouse between Buffalo and Niagara Falls in Tonawanda, N.Y.The company...

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Global powder metallurgy market set to reach almost $30 billion by 2012

November 6, 2007

The worldwide market for powder metallurgy (PM) components is expected to approach $30 billion by 2012, growing from $23 billion in 2007 at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) near 5 percent,...

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U. S. Steel completes acquisition of Stelco Inc.

October 31, 2007

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stelco Inc. and that Stelco has been renamed U. S. Steel Canada Inc.Commenting on the acquisition, U. S. Steel Chairman...

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Ryerson launches comprehensive reorganization

October 24, 2007

Ryerson Inc. has announced it has taken the initial steps in a comprehensive reorganization to make the company stronger, more nimble, and a better service provider for customers.Ryerson, a...

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ISRI challenges SRI conclusions on steel recycling rates

October 9, 2007

Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, D.C., recently challenged conclusions in a Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) press release that announced the...

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Algonquin Industries names vice president of sales

October 9, 2007

Algonquin Industries, Guilford, Conn., a manufacturer of rectangular and round nonferrous magnet wire, flat wire, strip, and rivet wire products, has promoted William Gorman to vice president of...

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ATI Industrial Automation opens new Detroit office

October 9, 2007

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., a developer of robotic peripheral equipment, recently opened a new office in Orion Township, Mich., near Detroit. The office houses the company's sales, customer...

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Stork Materials Technology acquires laboratories in U.S. and Europe

October 9, 2007

Stork Materials Technology has acquired the assets and business of Professional Metallurgical Services Inc. (ProMet), Buchanan, Mich., and the outstanding shares of Materials Testing Technology BV...

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Nucor's Harris Steel grows rebar fabrication business

September 25, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Harris Steel Inc. (Harris), has entered into an agreement with Barker Steel Company, Inc. (Barker), to form a new entity that combines the...

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U.S. groups polling members on Chinese HSS problems

September 6, 2007

Steel Business Briefing has reported that two groups that represent different segments of the steel market now are polling their members in an effort to gauge concern and problems that have arisen...

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HRB spot steel prices continue upturn

August 30, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Aug. 27 rose 0.9 percent to $565 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after falling eight consecutive times. The world...

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Nucor acquires Magnatrax

August 27, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Magnatrax Corp. via the merger of Magnatrax with a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor, for a cash purchase price of approximately $280...

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Cargill, Robinson Steel form joint venture

August 23, 2007

Cargill, a global trader, processor, and distributor of iron and steel, has agreed to enter into a joint venture with Robinson Steel to produce and distribute RPS® sheet and plate under license....

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HRB spot steel prices turning up?

August 16, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Aug. 13 fell 1.6 percent to $560 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the eighth consecutive time. The world export HRB...

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Sandmeyer Steel hires Midwest district sales manager

August 7, 2007

Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, has named Adam Pottner as district sales manager for its Midwest sales territory.Pottner, who replaces the retiring Robert Lundgren, is responsible for the company's...

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